Spokane, WA - Surrounded in love by her family and with peace and grace, Anne exited this life on the night of April 25, 2019, in her Spokane, WA home, due to complications from a fall in early February.
Anne Elizabeth Lowrey was born to Haynie and Mark Lowrey on May 9, 1925 in Crawford, MS. She graduated from Gallatin High School (TN), earned an undergraduate degree from David Lipscomb College and a master's degree from Western Kentucky University. She was employed as Springfield High School librarian for many years.
Anne attended Spokane Church of Christ, was a prior member of DAR chapters, Charlotte Reeves Robertson and current member of Esther Reed.
Anne appreciated beautiful clothes, taking great pride in her appearance and was an avid reader and dedicated napper. She found joy in eating desserts, movies, birds, family reunions and playing bridge. She will be remembered for her graciousness and Southern hospitality, generosity, tenacity and independence, her authentic honesty, her beautiful skin and her candid humor.
Anne was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Martin Groth, Jr.; daughter Susan Groth Fentress; parents Mark and Haynie Lowrey; brothers Mark Lowrey, Jr.; Richard Owen Lowrey and sister Dean Stout.
She is survived by her sister Jane Lenior; sons Roy M.(Raylene) Groth and Mark L. (Annie) Groth and daughters Julie A. (Eric Helge) Groth-Sorensen, and Nita L. (Steve) Gregg; 9 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be on Friday, May 10, at 10 am with a Celebration of Life at 11:30, at Springfield Main Street Church of Christ with Brother Joe Rushing officiating. Interment will follow at Springfield Memorial Gardens.
As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to: Churches of Christ Disaster Relief Efforts.
Springfield Memorial Gardens, Funeral Home, 615-384-5437.